La sostenibilità non è solo una moda del momento, momento in cui sembra che non ci sia altra scelta per recuperare i danni fatti all'ambiente e alla nostra salute.
La sostenibilità è uno stile di vita, in cui l'uomo vive in un ambiente pensando all'ambiente, alla sua tutela e conservazione, al rispetto di tutti gli animali, come indispensabili alla vita terrena e preziosa ricchezza da tramandare ai nostri figli.
Nell'arco di una vita umana, il nostro ambiente è seriamente compromesso, e non avremo un arco temporale così lungo per rimediare.
Il passaggio a scelte sostenibili non è di certo semplice, ma a piccoli passi, con piccole scelte quotidiane, anche scegliere di non acquistare è una scelta preziosa. Dobbiamo comprare meno e meglio!
Perché tutti siamo chiamati in causa quando la massificazione dei prodotti, la sovraproduzione e l'enormità dei rifiuti, compromettono irreparabilmente la nostra salute.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
it is the most important organic certificate for the production of the textile sector. It is promoted by international bodies such as Organic Trade Association, IVN, Japanese Organic Cotton Association, Soil Association and other associations for environmental and social protection at a global level.
Only textile products that contain at least 70% organic fibers can become GOTS certified. All chemical additives used as dyes and auxiliaries must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. A wastewater treatment plant is mandatory for all affected treatment units and all processors must meet social criteria.
As for other textile certifications, also for the GOTS certification, the checks are carried out by the Italian ICEA body.
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It certifies that the product is made of 100% organic cotton.
It certifies that the product is composed of at least 5% organic cotton woven with other natural or synthetic recycled materials.
FAIR TRADE FUNDATION
Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with brands, factories, unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve the conditions of workers generally employed in the textile supply chain.
It operates in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. FWF tracks the improvements made by the companies with which it collaborates, and through the sharing of skills, social dialogue and the strengthening of industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by the companies. Over 80 FWF member companies represent over 120 brands based in Europe.
The certificate guarantees, among other things, freedom of employment, non-exploitation of child labor, sustainable working hours, safe working conditions, non-discrimination at work.
for more info: http: //www.fairwear.org
Modal® is an ecological fabric made from beech fiber. It is produced by Lenzing AG, an Austrian company specialized in the production of fibers from cellulose, such as Tencel®. For the production of Modal, it uses its own beech plantation to obtain cellulose. The company has developed low environmental impact technology to produce this fabric.
Modal is a very soft fabric that is also used in combination with other fabrics to improve its quality. It looks like a fabric with high comfort, has a good resistance to color fading and shrinkage of the fabric, does not flap and does not create the "pilling" effect common in cotton.
Tencel / Lyocell is an artificial fabric of natural origin as it derives from the regeneration of Eucalyptus wood cellulose. The fabric thus obtained has great moisture absorption properties preventing the formation of bacteria and the growth of dust mites so that Tencel can be classified as a hypoallergenic fabric.
The production process is not very polluting: even the solvents used are non-toxic, as well as being completely recyclable .
Eucalyptus trees are grown by companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), respecting the standards socially and responsibly useful for the environment.
Tencel® is a Lenzing brand, an Austrian company that has won several prizes awarded by the European Union to companies that are committed to sustainable production.